• New Venue Spotlight: Harriet Place is a Gathering Space for Events

     
    FROM THE Fall 2019 ISSUE
     

    East Lake Harriet’s newest meeting space offers a homey neighborhood spot for all types of events.

While Minnesota’s 2019 winter season was brutal for many, members of the Harriet Place team were excited to get their space up and running amid the polar vortex.   Harriet Place has cultivated an intimate gathering space for events ranging from business to social events like bridal parties. Throughout the 1,800-square-foot space, the design aesthetic has a modern, colorful vibe that complements the sunlight that pours in. 

Located just east of Lake Harriet, Harriet Place is mindful of its location regarding the aesthetic and the connection to the neighborhood. “Many of our clients have been neighborhood residents who watched the building being renovated,” says Susan Lacek, owner. “As a small, local business, it was important to us to support other local businesses nearby.”  

In the space, Lacek advises events for 10-40 people for business groups and 50-60 for social/mingling events. Harriet Place is equipped with two parking lots, a lounge area, bar, galley kitchen, multipurpose room, Wi-Fi and a Sonos music system.  

Clients have said the best parts of the space are its intimate, homey feel and the fact that they have the entire space to themselves. Additionally, there is no required catering or food/beverage minimum to be met.

In keeping with its intimate neighborhood feel, Lacek says her hopes for the future include continuing to serve Harriet Place’s community. “We are always open to new ideas from friends and neighbors.” 

Minneapolis-based Tattersall Distilling opened its new destination distillery in River Falls, Wisconsin on Dec. 1, 2021. Located only 32 miles from Minneapolis, the 75,000-square-foot facility features indoor and outdoor event spaces, a grain mill, a retail market with a central tasting bar, and the craft distillery’s first restaurant.

 

For more than 100 years, the Dayton’s building has been an important piece of Minnesota’s culture and economy as the home to Dayton’s and Macy’s department stores. The department stores served as anchors for the downtown retail and business district. Now, the landmark building at 700 Nicollet in downtown Minneapolis is being reinvented for the 21st century through a $350 million historic redevelopment. 

 

Temperatures are starting to dip in Seattle, but if you want to get in one last outdoor gathering before winter, consider The Rooftop at WeWork Cap Hill. Located on the penthouse level on 11th Avenue near Seattle’s storied Pine and Pike Streets, the space offers inviting landscapes and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Capacity: 74.  Bring sweaters and scarves!